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Brutal Youth

Brutal Youth: Spill Your GutsSpill Your Guts (2010)
Death to False Hope

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I've come across so many opinions as to what "punk" really accounts for. Some would say only bands that truly lived the genre (Crass, Conflict, Dead Kennedys, so on and so forth) understood the true meaning of punk. As those bands are busy preaching the "true punk idea" to everyone within earshot, B.


I've come across so many opinions as to what "punk" really accounts for. Some would say only bands that truly lived the genre (Crass, Conflict, Dead Kennedys, so on and so forth) understood the true meaning of punk. As those bands are busy preaching the "true punk idea" to everyone within earshot, Brutal Youth is somewhere in the back, getting hammered and breaking things in the name of fun. Is it intelligent? Eh. Are there complex instrumentals? Nope. Is it fun? Absolutely.

That's exactly what Brutal Youth bring to the table. Yes, we've heard it before: scratchy vocals, lightning-fast fuck-all drumming, and three or four chords played over it all. But hey, they do it well.

The perfect example: Halfway through the first song on the album, "Four Letter Words," after a quick and angry 15 seconds the lead singer proclaims "Oh fuck it" and the harmonies, shouts, and "whoa-oh"s take over. The album is short and sweet, catchy, fun, and leaves room for a ton of potential growth. "Irrational Fear of Water" reminds me of something off of the Flatliners' debut album Destroy to Create.

Influences? Definitely some Kid Dynamite. Definitely '80s hardcore. As they proclaim in "3 Chords, 4 Words," they've got a lot of growing up to do. Hopefully we'll see more from this band.

Downsides? It's short, it won't blow your mind, and it's definitely what I used to listen to in 8th grade. Nostalgia can do wonders.

If you're looking for fun, fast-paced punk, pick this up for free over at DtFH's website. For fans of: Shook Ones, the Flatliners, Kid Dynamite and Hall & Oates.

 

 
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Shandasador (October 1, 2011)

It may be slightly juvenile perhaps, and definate and blatant Kid Dynamite thievery, but Ive been unable to stop listening to this for nearly a year now, and Im kinda surprised at the total lack of love they seem to get. Does anyone else out there think this is a criminally underated record? If they announced a UK tour tomorrow Id be immediatley cashing in all of my holiday allowance and preparing for liver destruction!

victim (December 4, 2010)

I don't think its quite *that* juvenile but I probably would've liked it in 8th grade too. I also think "nostalgia" is selling it a bit short as well..its pretty good on its own without leaning on recalling Kid Dynamite (the most obvious influence) or whoever else.

boobthemusicindustry (November 23, 2010)

Haha oh Time Again...But I like KD, so in some way, it kinda makes sense that i'd like this band...

Cos (November 23, 2010)

Let's just pretend Time Again doesn't actually exist, Pope.

eatdogs (November 23, 2010)

for a minute there i thought this was a review for a new brutal truth album, but then i put my glasses back on...

thepopeofchili-town (November 23, 2010)

This band is to Kid Dynamite what Time Again is to Rancid.

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